Report: Mourinho makes big decision regarding Oliver Skipp’s future

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Dom Le Roy

According to a report in the Telegraph, Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho has decided that he will not be letting Oliver Skipp leave Tottenham on loan in January and wants to keep the youngster in and around the first team.

The Evening Standard reported a couple of weeks ago that the new Spurs boss was keen on reversing Mauricio Pochettino’s policy of keeping the talented prospects at the club rather than loaning him out.

It was asserted that the 56-year-old was open to letting the younger players leave on loan in January with Japhet Tanganga and Skipp named among the names linked with a loan exit.

However, the report in the Telegraph asserts that Mourinho has been impressed with what he has seen from Skipp and will instead keep him at the club.

The report claims that the new Spurs boss is also keen on trimming the squad in January and so believes the 19-year-old midfielder can be a valuable option to have.

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It’s certainly great news for Skipp if it is true that Mourinho rates him highly. I was slightly concerned that his development might be affected by Pochettino’s sacking but that doesn’t seem to be the case. While I can understand the decision not to loan him out, at 19 years of age, he needs game time if he is going to mature as a player.

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